October 30, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; General view of San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders standing in front of a large 49ers helmet tunnel and goal post for the national anthem before the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers vs. Houston Texans: Live Game Thread


The San Francisco 49ers (2-2) will take on the Houston Texans (2-2) at Candlestick Park on Sunday night in a primetime matchup.

The 49ers will be looking to start a winning streak after displaying inconsistency thus far through their first four games. They won their home opener against the Packers, but were crushed the next two weeks by the Seahawks and Colts before beating the Rams last Thursday on the road.

Facing a tough Texans squad will surely be a challenge for Colin Kaepernick and company. The Texans are clearly looking for redemption after giving away a win last week to the Seahawks. Late in the game with a 20-13 lead, quarterback Matt Shaub threw a pick-six interception to Richard Sherman that sent the game to overtime, where Seattle eventually took the victory.

The 49ers will have to deal with Texans’ defensive end J.J. Watt, who is no doubt a force to be reckoned with. Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 289 pounds, Watt had a dominant season last year and will be in Kaepernick’s grill all game long. It is up to the 49ers’ offensive line to stop him, and on the other end of the ball, the defense will look to contain Arian Foster and Andre Johnson.

Here is all the info you need to know about the game:

Houston Texans @ San Francisco 49ers 

Kickoff: 5:30 PST

Location: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA

TV: NBC

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  • goldenbaysports

    Any predictions for tonight?

    • Samuel Charles

      Pain!

  • Maggie Pilloton

    The pick 6 streak continues for Matt Schaub!

  • Maggie Pilloton

    Niners look perfect so far. 14-0!

  • Samuel Charles

    harbaugh must’ve missed the 49er roundtable this week..

    comes out with a 21pt lead and starts chucking???

    why?

    wait, our 49er writers already told us what the 49er identity should be..

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    Turron Davenport: There’s no true identity. They’ve gotten away from the run, even when it’s working. They need precision passes and deep shots off play-action –- but the 49ers must keep their trademark physical offense.

    Baily Deeter: Teams know Kaepernick can distribute the ball and put up points. They moved the ball well against the Rams and will continue to do so. I’m not concerned.

    Maggie Pilloton: The 49ers are still based on running. They’ll look to show off Kaepernick’s arm, but they need to keep handing the ball to Gore, and Kaepernick always finds yards on the ground.

    Cole Kundich: With a deep backfield and the best O-Line in football, the 49ers should always be running the ball down your throat. This makes Kaepernick more efficient.

    Ian Kaufman: In my eyes, the 49ers want to keep their identity mysterious after emphasizing the read-option during last year’s playoffs, but they’ll lean on the run until their receivers are healthy.

    Aaron Candelaria: The question says it all. They don’t, but as we saw last week, it should be the running game. Hopefully Greg Roman will stop overcomplicating the offense.

  • Samuel Charles

    did they just call defensive holding on the Texans and NOT award the 49ers a 1st down?

    that’s an automatic first down.

    defensive holding is 5 yards and a first down

    from the NFL.com rulebook

    Defensive holding or illegal use of hands (automatic first down).

  • Maggie Pilloton

    Vernon goes alllll the waaaaaaaay!

  • Maggie Pilloton

    Colt McCoy time.